The Juicy Lucy burger is one that takes you by surprise. It looks unassuming from the outside, but hidden deep within its stuffed patty is a core of molten cheese just waiting to gush out. Get some napkins and the side salad ready for refreshing yourself between bites of cheddar-filled, beefy decadence.
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Brioche Buns(ContainsMilk, Wheat, Eggs, Soy)
Wash and dry all produce. Preheat toaster oven or oven to 400 degrees. Core, seed, and dice tomato. Halve, peel, and thinly slice onion. Wrap garlic in aluminum foil, sealing to make a pouch, then roast in oven until very soft, about 20 minutes.
Heat a drizzle of oil in a large pan over medium heat. Add onion and cook, tossing, until softened, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Stir in tomato, 1 tsp sugar, and 1 TBSP vinegar (we’ll use the rest later). Cook, stirring, until soft and jammy, 4-5 minutes. Season with salt and pepper. Remove mixture from pan and set aside.
Divide beef in half and flatten each piece into a wide, roughly ½-inch-thick circle. Divide cheddar between the centers of each circle. Fold edges of meat around cheddar, shaping and sealing to create cheese-stuffed patties. Season all over with salt and pepper.
Carefully wipe out pan used for onion jam with a paper towel, then heat a drizzle of oil in it over medium-high heat. Place patties in pan and cook to desired doneness, 3-6 minutes per side.
While patties cook, split buns in half and place on a baking sheet. Toast in oven or toaster oven until golden brown, 2-3 minutes. Once garlic is done roasting, mash with a fork until smooth. In a small bowl, combine ½ TBSP mayonnaise (we’ll use more in the last step), remaining vinegar, a large drizzle of oil, and as much garlic as you like. Season with salt and pepper.
Spread buns with ketchup and ½ TBSP mayonnaise (you’ll have some left over). Divide patties between buns and top with onion jam and a small handful of arugula. Toss remaining arugula with dressing in a medium bowl and serve on the side.